The big news of the week was the announcement by the Member for Cootamundra the Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP, that the Grenfell community will receive a new NSW Ambulance station with planning scheduled to begin shortly.
The new station is part of the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program which represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.
The new purpose built station will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future emergency mobile care needs of Grenfell. The new station will be designed with input from local Ambulance staff, with the purpose-built infrastructure delivering a better working environment for paramedics, tailored to suit the needs of the local community.
In regards to the planning process and in particular the proposed site it is understood that community consultation will be undertaken in the near future to afford the community the opportunity to have input into the decision.
The announcement is great news and will further enhance the upgrading of our infrastructure assets which will assist the ambulance staff in continuing to provide an excellent service to residents of the Weddin Shire.
Saturday the 29 April, 2017 will be a significant day for sport in the Weddin Shire with the official launch of the Grenfell Sporting Hall of Fame at 7.30pm at the Grenfell Bowling Club.
Over the years Grenfell and the Weddin Shire has produced many successful and talented men and women.
A small group of community members have banded together to form a committee to arrange for the establishment of Grenfell’s own Sporting Hall of Fame to honour those people who have been selected to represent Australia.
The evening will commence with a two course meal and this will be followed by the induction into the Hall of Fame of our local sporting heroes. With 21 representatives to be inducted into the Sporting Hall of Fame it is sure to be a great night.
All members of the community are invited to attend and tickets are available from the Grenfell Bowling Club and must be purchased by today.
For further information please contact Skippy Mitton Ph 6343 1087 or Nevin Hughes Ph 6343 1544.
The next Workshop in a series of business skill development workshops will be held in Grenfell this week with the sessions presented by Charlotte Prouse from Destination Marketing Store.
The first session titled ‘Product Bundling and Packaging’ will be held in the Community Hub from 10am to 3pm on Thursday April 27th. Key elements will include: What is bundling and packaging tourism products and what are the benefits. Presenting the framework for developing packages, including through collaboration with other businesses. Case studies and practical tasks, including focus on target audience and customer journey to purchase. Distribution across paid, owned and earned channels. All business owners are encouraged to attend.
The following day Friday April 28th a second workshop will be held from 10am to 3pm in the Community Hub. The topic will be ‘Branding Farm Produce’ and again the presenter will be Charlotte Prouse from Destination Marketing Store. Key elements of the workshop will include: What branding means in the context of branding farm produce and what are the benefits, showcasing case studies. What are the opportunities for branded farm produce? What are the challenges to creating your branded produce?
These workshops have been developed from the actions identified in the Economic Development Strategic Plan for Weddin Shire which was developed in late 2016.
The workshops are funded under the Murray Darling Energise Enterprise Program. The sessions are free and include lunch. To RSVP contact 6343 2855 or
Residents are advised that the BreastScreen NSW mobile van will be visiting Grenfell from early May until mid-May, 2017.
This is a great opportunity to have your free screening mammogram while the van is in Grenfell which will be located adjacent to Vaughan Park. Free screening mammograms are available for all women aged 50-74.
To make an appointment please Ph 13 20 50.
Residents are also advised that the Australian Red Cross Blood Service will be visiting Grenfell on Thursday 11 May, 2017 and will be located adjacent to Vaughn Park from 10am -2.30pm.
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service needs to collect over 25,000 blood donations every week. Every blood donation can help save three lives, so to help make a huge difference in the lives of many make an appointment today.
To make an appointment please call 13 14 95 or visit www.donateblood.com.au
The Grenfell Picnic races were held on Saturday 8 April and were an outstanding success. A very large crowd attended the races held in perfect weather conditions at the picturesque Grenfell race track.
Congratulations to the organising committee who no doubt put in many hours of hard work prior to and on the day of the races to ensure the outstanding success of the event.
The Art Gallery’s current exhibition is 'Painting From Nature - The Central West' By John Sharman and is on display until 1 June, 2017.
There are 36 paintings all in water soluble oil paint on prepared particle board. All works are painted plen-air in one sitting at sites in and around the Central West. The exhibition consists of a selection of works showing the diversity of the wide area using combined elements necessary to make a collection of sensitive and convincing images. This is a very high standard exhibition which is proving to be very popular with locals and visitors.
The Gallery’s opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm & Sunday 10am - 2pm.
The Ben Hall film recently held at the Cinema was a great success with it being sold out. The children’s movie “Trolls” was also very well attended.
The next film to be screened at the Grenfell Cinema will be advised in due course and if you would like to request a particular movie please contact Lisa at Council’s administration office. Ph 6343 1212.
Dates to Note
Wednesday 26 April 2017 – Garbage Collection (Grenfell West)
Friday 5 May 2017 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)
Monday 8 May 2017 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)
Thursday 27 April 2017 Grenfell MPS
Friday 28 April 2017 St Joseph’s School Parents and Friends
Saturday 29 April 2017 Weddin Community Native Nursery
APPROVED DEVELOPMENTS - APRIL 2017
In accordance with Section 101 of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, public notice is hereby given that Council, at its March 2017 meeting or by delegation, has approved the following Development Applications; and are advertised for public information:
DA NO 5/2017 – Applicant: Mr CP & Mrs M Moore, Property: LOT: 2 SEC: 4 DP: 758473, 43 Camp Street GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Change of Use – Café
DA NO 7/2017 – Applicant: Mrs VJ Hazelton, Property: LOT: 2 DP: 754578, Manganese Road GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Subdivision
DA NO 8/2017 – Applicant: Ms K Burn, Property: LOT: 2 DP: 520994, 24 Warraderry Street GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Shed
DA NO 10/2017 – Applicant: Ms TK Smith, Property: LOT: 2 DP: 1200092, 212 Gooloogong Road
GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Earthworks
DA NO 11/2017 – Applicant: Mr MR Abbott, Property: LOT: 338 DP: 754578, 106 Berry’s Lane
GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Shed
DA NO 12/2017 – Applicant: Andys Design & Drafting, Property: LOT: 3 DP: 1108721, Henry Lawson Way
GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: New Dwelling
DA NO 13/2017 – Applicant: Mrs LC Roberts, Property: LOT: 1076 DP: 754578, 76 Gooloogong Road
GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Double Garage with Awning.
The undermentioned application was received and determined as Complying Development subject to standard conditions:
CA NO 1/2017 – Applicant: Mr AJ & Mrs JD Green, Property: Lot: 2 DP: 103070, 17 Parkes Street GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Swimming Pool